HIS MAJESTY THE KING AT­TENDS STATE FU­NERAL OF FOR­MER IN­DIAN PRIME MIN­IS­TER

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His Majesty The King at­tended the state fu­neral of the late for­mer In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Atal Bi­hari Va­j­payee in New Delhi, In­dia.

The fu­neral rites of the for­mer Prime Min­is­ter was held at the Rashtriya Sm­riti Sthal in New Delhi. Ear­lier, His Majesty the King paid last re­spects to the for­mer In­dian Prime Min­is­ter’s mor­tal re­mains at the BJP head­quar­ters and also ex­pressed con­do­lence to the In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi.

A prayer cer­e­mony was con­ducted along with the light­ing of a thou­sand but­ter lamps at the Kuen­rey of the Tashich­hod­zong, in Thim­phu.

His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Her Majesty The Gyalt­suen, Their Majesties the Queen Moth­ers and mem­bers of the Royal Fam­ily graced the solemn cer­e­mony.

The Chief Ad­vi­sor of the In­terim Gov­ern­ment, Chair­man of the Privy Coun­cil, and se­nior gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials were also present. The na­tional flag was flown at half-mast across the coun­try as a mark of re­spect to the late Prime Min­is­ter.

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